Home Medicines Discovering her Version of Self-Regulation

Discovering her Version of Self-Regulation


Ginny*, 13, held one of two new bunnies carefully in her hands. Her caregivers observed her gentle handling of the tiny animal and saw tears welling up in her eyes as she cried.

“We have homes full of kiddos, but we also have land full of animals, too!” laughed Rick and Lisa Bursey, Back2Back staff. “We have a cage full of birds, we’re raising chickens, we’ve always had dogs, and we just got two new bunnies.”

Staff at a Back2Back-run children’s home know two things to be certain: animals are therapeutic and anytime a new child comes, they open up to the dogs before they open up to the humans. Ginny was eager to adopt a bunny after having a difficult time with another young lady in her home. The Bursey’s finally got two bunnies for the home, and they knew immediately they made the right decision when Ginny held the bunny kindly in her arms and laid down to look it in the eyes.

“She was immediately regulated with the bunny,” shared Lisa. “Her ability to just get on the animal’s level and allow herself to focus on it instead of the circumstances around her was remarkable to watch.” Ginny is known for being a tender-hearted…

Continue reading…

Previous articleCoconut Gravy Paneer Recipe
Next articleWhat determines the outcome or rotator cuff repair; is it the patient's insurance?